Xaraasi Xanne (Crossing Voices) with Abiba Coulibaly
Crossing Voices + ScreenTalk
Emerging Film Curators 2022
Tue 7 Mar 2023, 19:00 ,Cinema 3
Responding to the intersecting crises of urbanisation, migration, and climate, Crossing Voices directed by Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré highlights African agency and gazes.
Crossing Voices follows a group of migrant worker activists in France who decide to return to the banks of the Senegal River, recently decimated by a series of droughts, as Soumankidi Coura, a radical Pan-African agricultural co-operative. Founder and filmmaker Bouba Touré’s archives form the basis of this documentary exploring the intersections of environmental and humanitarian struggles, highlighting the agency of a group that is often underestimated, while documenting abundance and progressiveness in a region frequently portrayed as unproductive.
Curated by Abiba Coulibaly. She is a film programmer with a background in critical geography, interested in exploring the intersection between ethics and aesthetics.